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September 2012 Blog Posts (44)

How to Care for Aging Parents Without Losing Your Job

By Matt Alderton successfulmeetings.com

A new report from AARP shows that over the last five years, 42 percent of American workers provided…
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Added by Right at Home DC on September 28, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security

By Josh Lederman The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — Get in line, Medicare and Social Security. Seniors, like just about everyone else, have money on their minds.

Who wins the trust of seniors, a group that votes at a higher rate than…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 28, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

An Aging Population Is an Opportunity More Than a Problem

by Bill Novelli for The Huffington Post

Today, there are over 900 million people in the world over the age of 60. By 2050, that number will have grown to 2.4 billion. According to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan, "Being in the older age group is becoming the 'new normal'…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Toyota unveils new robot aimed at helping the elderly and disabled in the home

The prototype can move about a house, be operated by a tablet computer and lift and retrieve objects.

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Are antibiotics overprescribed to elderly in the South?

(Credit: iStockphoto)

 

By: Michelle Castillo

 

(CBS News) Elderly people in the South use…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

For aging men, key to health is to keep moving

Janice Lloyd

USA TODAY

Bring ’em on. Hundreds of hours of football games and baseball pennant races beckon.

But before flopping down on that cherished spot on the sofa, along with the television remote, a salty snack and cold one, consider these…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AARP Convention: Post 50s React to Obama, Ryan Speeches

By Laura Rowley The Huffington Post

NEW ORLEANS -- Nancy Tressa, 62, a retired middle school principal from Corpus Christi, Texas, drove with her husband in their RV to New Orleans to attend the AARP Convention and take in the sites, sounds and cuisine of the Big Easy. On Friday…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Should teen football players be tested for Alzheimer's gene?

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Brain training may slow declines in driving skills of the elderly

Carey Kirkella / Getty Images

Scientists are trying to find ways to train the brains of elderly motorists to delay the adverse effects of aging on driving skills.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Exercises in staying sharp, step by step

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Little-Known Benefit for Aging Veterans

Ricardo Arduengo/Associated Press
 
As veterans age, many are unfamiliar with a benefit that can help pay for care at home or in assisted living or a nursing…
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Added by Right at Home DC on September 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Types of Auction And Its Benefits

Auctions can be divided into many types. In the property auctions industry, it varies depending on different factors. The main types are enumerated here.

Absolute Property Auction

This type of property auction method, also called as auction without reserve, is sold to the bidder regardless of price.…

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Added by Andrew Willson on September 21, 2012 at 5:37am — No Comments

Dr. David Agus On How To Live Longer And Better

The key to living long and better? Taking advantage of what you can control when it comes to your health, says David B. Agus, M.D., oncologist and author of "The End Of Illness."

Inflammation -- like the swelling in your feet after a long day in high heels -- is at the root of many common health problems, he says. But something as simple as taking a baby aspirin a day can dramatically reduce heart disease and…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Exercises For Bone Health In Men

The Huffington Post

There is a common conception that osteoporosis only affects older women. For that…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 19, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FDA unveils new device that detects counterfeit drugs

FDA unveils new device that detects counterfeit drugs
The CD3 is a hand-held device developed by the FDA to detect counterfeit drugs and packaging.

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pain Evaluation Checklist: 10 Ways to Help Your Parent Describe Pain

By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor

When your parent is in pain, it can be difficult to talk about and describe. "It really hurts" usually isn't enough for the doctor to to figure out what's happening. It doesn't help that pain is subjective and some people feel it more intensely or in different…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 18, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Salmonella cantaloupe toll rises to 270

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 17, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

What to look for when determining the needs of our elderly parents

By Jane Ammeson for nwitimes.com

We were lucky when my mom,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Fish Oils Proven to Slow Aging and Mobility Decline

 

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 17, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

One aging brain cell can affect entire brain, study finds

By MyHealthNewsDaily Staff 

Brain cells may undergo aging in much the same way as skin cells do — with one aging cell affecting many of its neighbors, a new study from England says.

Researchers found that aging mouse neurons produced several substances, including free radicals and other molecules that can…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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